The First Flight of My RV-10

Hi Everyone, I want to let you know that I flew my RV-10 for the first time on the 2nd of October!! WHAT A RUSH!!! We moved the plane to an airport closer to my test pilot’s home to keep the costs down and after almost eight years of building I was able to climb into the left seat and taxi the airplane out onto the runway. Totally surreal! I don’t think that I was prepared for the amount of thrust that the LS1 engine creates and as I have been flying Cessnas and Pipers  all of my life I had a real education in the first hour of flight. This aircraft really goes Take off requires the pilot to Continue reading The First Flight of My RV-10

Cooling System Problems Solved

Hi Everyone, I know that it has been a while since I have last posted about the progress of our build and I am sorry about that. We have been busy concentrating on getting the problems solved. In the last post I said that we thought that there was a bubble in the system that we just couldn’t figure out how to remove. I turns out that it wasn’t a bubble in the system at all. In the end it was a pure and simple plumbing problem. As you may recall, I had the original GM water pump converted into a water distribution manifold. This was accomplished by  removing the impeller and bearings and having plates installed internally to direct Continue reading Cooling System Problems Solved